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Does anyone have a "real life" photo of the LS Snuff suede flex PTBoot? I'm considering ordering a pair but am unsure of the true color.

I tried a pic but it didn't do the boots justice. This may be my favorite pair of Aldens at the moment - nice rich brown (more milk chocolate than dark chocolate) and very comfortable.

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post #6842 of 87550
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I tried a pic but it didn't do the boots justice. This may be my favorite pair of Aldens at the moment - nice rich brown (more milk chocolate than dark chocolate) and very comfortable.
Could you post it anyway? It would still help. Thanks. Not sure about the speed hooks. Decisions, decisions...
post #6843 of 87550
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anyone know where i could find a pair of 403 indy boots in a 9D? i have a pair in 8.5 that are too small. i tried shoemart, on back order til january there. can't find a 9 at the more obvious places online, either.

on a side note, how do y'all know what models places like leather soul have in general? i know those guys are very helpful in this thread, so just curious - do you just call them up, or follow along on the blog, or just ask here? (like this - leather soul guys, do you happen to have a 403 indy boot in size 9D in stock?)

Unionmade in San Francisco has them.
post #6844 of 87550
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Originally Posted by 100 yrs View Post

on a side note, how do y'all know what models places like leather soul have in general? i know those guys are very helpful in this thread, so just curious - do you just call them up, or follow along on the blog, or just ask here? (like this - leather soul guys, do you happen to have a 403 indy boot in size 9D in stock?)

Sorry, no 403s in 9D.

Best way to know what we have is to call us or email us with specific models you are looking for. Please don't email us and ask what we have in stock in a size 9D. Sometimes people email us and ask us what we have in stock...not even with a size!

We also get a lot of confused people who email us the day we release a model on our website only to find we're already sold out. Please know, we don't post the models up the day they arrive. For instance, the last one, the snuff suede flex ptboot was in stock for about 2 weeks before I posted it. Plus we are at a 3 to 1 ratio in ordering sizes 7D versus 10D due to our customer base.

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"To order or not to order?", that is the question.

Last day of LS's Alden design contest pre-order. Money is tight, but it would seem foolish of me not to order my design...

Again, the Chromexcel LHS is the clear winner here. This shoe is obviously more AAAC than SF SW&D! Probably about a 15-1 ratio in actual pre-orders. Damn Alden Trads!
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What do you guys think about this? Just trying something new and PS-like.

post #6846 of 87550
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
What do you guys think about this? Just trying something new and PS-like.


I'm really into this sort of thing. I love a traditional shoe with loud laces. Well done.
post #6847 of 87550
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we are at a 3 to 1 ratio in ordering sizes 7D versus 10D due to our customer base.

You have 3 times more customers wearing 7D than 10D?
post #6848 of 87550
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You have 3 times more customers wearing 7D than 10D?

Actually probably about 10x.
post #6849 of 87550
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
Actually probably about 10x.

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post #6850 of 87550
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Originally Posted by sockpuppets View Post
Could you post it anyway? It would still help. Thanks. Not sure about the speed hooks. Decisions, decisions...
Here is a pair of mine. Barrie Last, Snuff Suede, Crepe Sole: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=3001
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
Sorry, no 403s in 9D. Best way to know what we have is to call us or email us with specific models you are looking for. Please don't email us and ask what we have in stock in a size 9D. Sometimes people email us and ask us what we have in stock...not even with a size! We also get a lot of confused people who email us the day we release a model on our website only to find we're already sold out. Please know, we don't post the models up the day they arrive. For instance, the last one, the snuff suede flex ptboot was in stock for about 2 weeks before I posted it. Plus we are at a 3 to 1 ratio in ordering sizes 7D versus 10D due to our customer base. Again, the Chromexcel LHS is the clear winner here. This shoe is obviously more AAAC than SF SW&D! Probably about a 15-1 ratio in actual pre-orders. Damn Alden Trads!
What kind of customer base is this?
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post
What do you guys think about this? Just trying something new and PS-like.
I love it. Did you purchase the laces here on B&S?
post #6851 of 87550
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Originally Posted by sockpuppets View Post
Not sure about the speed hooks.

FWIW, I have both speed hooks and all eyelet boots. I prefer the speed hooks since they're easier to put on/off and the laces on my pairs have never snapped. In comparison, I have already replaced the laces twice on one of my eyelet boots in only a few months.

I know some people will have the exact opposite experience so take that with a grain of salt. I wouldn't let the issue of speed hooks or eyelets stop me from buying a nice pair of boots though. My criteria would be more on the leather type, sole and last.

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Actually probably about 10x.

No doubt! When I was at the store to pick up my wingtips there was a petite Asian tourist who picked up 3 pairs and I overheard him say he will pickup one more pair the next day.
post #6852 of 87550
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I love it. Did you purchase the laces here on B&S?

Nope, picked up a bunch in Japan last week in all sorts of colors. I may start stocking them at the shop...they're really nice quality actually.
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Nope, picked up a bunch in Japan last week in all sorts of colors. I may start stocking them at the shop...they're really nice quality actually.

Have any domestic sources you recommend?
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i like the laces Tom, but only for some occasions. my friend here with me, on the other hand, says "hell no." but what does he know? lol http://www.aldenshop.com/ has 405s in lots of sizes. they even have the ones with the cotton duck lining edit - the guy asked for 403s and i send a link to 405s. sorry i misread that.
post #6855 of 87550
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Originally Posted by kylelovesyou View Post
Have any domestic sources you recommend?

Nope, sorry.

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i like the laces Tom, but only for some occasions. my friend here with me, on the other hand, says "hell no." but what does he know? lol

Yeah, just for fun occasions. I did it for today because it perfectly matches the leather bracelet I'm wearing and also the red chronograph hand on my watch.
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